Benefit #1: Long Lifetime
GreenStar LED fixtures are designed with over 100,000 hours of superior life expectancy. If you leave a LED fixture on for 8 hours per day it would take over 30 years before you’d have to replace the LED.
Benefit #2: Short-Term Cost
LED price have dropped significantly. LED lighting can achieve over 60% in energy savings. ROI from switching from traditional roadway lighting to LED can be achieved in as little as 18 months.
Benefit #3: Long-Term Cost
LED pricing has become extremely competitive. While incandescent lights last for 800 to 1500 hours, and fluorescent lights last up to 10,000 hours, LEDs can last up to over a whopping 100,000 hours. Fewer replacements mean substantial savings.
Benefit #4: Color
Fluorescent lights are infamous for their color profile, as most produce only a cold blue/white light, which is stark and unwelcoming. High Pressure Sodium (HPS) luminaires provide light in the 2200K range which delivers an orange-yellow color which has been proven to effect depth perception as well as make objects on the ground appear shadowy-black rather than the color you would see in daylight. LEDs instead provide a range of different colors for different purposes and needs, adaptable for almost any environment or lighting situation.
Benefit #5: Efficiency
LEDs use less power, with an estimated energy efficiency of over 60% when compared to traditional lighting. Because of the long lifespan of LED lights, the maintenance work is significantly less, meaning you’ll see big energy and operational cost savings.
Benefit #6: Eco-Friendly
LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable; they’ll help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Benefit #7: Durability
Because LEDs are not made of glass and are hollow inside, they are much more durable and able to withstand harsh conditions. This makes LEDs perfect for outdoor lighting systems where they may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Benefit #8: Light Disbursement and Dark Sky Compliant
LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location. GreenStar LED luminaires are dark sky compliant, reducing light pollution.
Benefit #9: “Dimmability”
LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color, flexibility, and distribution.
Benefit #10: No Heat
Unlike incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, LEDs are easy to the touch even after they are on for hours so they carry less risk of causing an accidental fire or burn.
Benefit #11: No Emissions
LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.
Benefit #12: Instant Lighting
LEDs provide instant light and illumination; they brighten up when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as traffic and signal lights. In contrast, fluorescent lights don’t provide optimum illumination levels until they run for a few minutes.
Benefit #13: Frequent Switching
LED lights can switch off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission, unlike traditional lighting that may take several seconds to reach full brightness. Also, frequent on/off switching of traditional bulbs drastically reduces operational life expectancy.
Benefit #14: Low-Voltage
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination, making it easy to use LED lighting in outdoor settings by connecting an external solar-energy source. This is a major advantage to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.
Benefit #15: Noise
Fluorescent tubes are notoriously noisy, especially if they have been used for an extended amount of time, which can be distracting. They tend to give off clicking sounds intermittently, but most annoyingly, they can produce a low buzzing sound. LEDs do not have this problem and operate silently with no annoying flickering noises.